Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
June 3- July 31, 2015
I am particularly aware of these other influences which found their way into the work over that 18 months window:
A group of drawing books garnered from the closing sale of Larry McMurtry’s bookshops in Archer City, Texas. These books contained: An exhibition catalogue of Leonardo’s notebook drawings of moving water, clouds, and fragments of script; AND two books on Northern Renaissance drawing with many images of chiaroscuro drawing on toned papers, especially dark green and red.
A road trip on Route 83 north from the Texas border through land I had never seen --- from the western mid-west to Mount Rushmore, the Badlands of South Dakota (and eastern Montana) to Wyoming and the Devils Tower, south to the Santa Fe Trail along the Arkansas River in eastern Colorado.
My studio walls, where unexplored images and notes "live", accompanied by units and fragments from older works which stare down at me from their random “storage” locations on the studio walls.
Some of the works in this installation have become a bridge to somewhere else and some of these works will be shown in future venues. These issues are often better figured out after I first see the work outside of the studio.